Robert Johnson – The Rough Guide To


Robert Johnson was an American blues singer, songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. Johnson’s poorly documented life and death have given rise to much legend. The one most closely associated with his life is that he sold his soul to the devil at a local crossroads to achieve musical success. He is now recognized as a master of the blues, particularly the Delta blues style. Lovingly remastered to give exceptional clarity, this Rough Guide breathes new life into the work of a legend, who defined the blues and planted the seed of rock and roll.

Track list: Cross Road Blues / I’m A Steady Rollin’ Man / If I Had Possession OVer Judgement Day / Stop Breakin’ Down Blues / Hellhound On My Trail / From Four Till Late / Come On In My Kitchen / I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom / Sweet Home Chicago / Preachin’ Blues / They’re Red Hot / Travelling Riverside Blues / 32-20 Blues

Label: Rough Guides
Cat. # RGNET1232LP

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